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Stephanie O. Zorn

Of Counsel
St. Louis

P 314-827-3970
F 314-827-3940



Stephanie O. Zorn is Of Counsel in the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. 

Ms. Zorn  has over twenty years of experience exclusively representing management in employee benefits and employment matters, both as in-house counsel and in private practice.

Ms. Zorn’s  employee benefits practice includes counseling clients with regard to plan compliance, administration, participant disclosures, reporting and drafting requirements under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, ACA, HIPAA and COBRA. Ms. Zorn assists clients with a broad range of plans, including retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, nonqualified plans, executive compensation plans, severance plans and voluntary early retirement plans. Ms. Zorn’s practice includes counseling clients on fiduciary compliance -- including investment selection, service provider reviews and plan committee delegation and decision making -- and on plan merger and acquisition issues. Ms. Zorn also advises clients on federal health care reform and represents clients in ERISA litigation.

Ms. Zorn’s employment practice consists of counseling and defending employers in connection with discrimination, harassment, disability accommodation, family and medical leave and wage and hour matters. Ms. Zorn also assists clients with reductions in force and reorganizations, noncompete and confidentiality agreements, retention agreements, independent contractor classification, outsourcing and international labor and employment matters.

Ms. Zorn is a frequent speaker on employee benefits and employment law issues, including federal health care reform and discrimination laws.

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August 18, 2015
Primary Opinion

Stephanie Zorn Authors "ACA Cadillac Tax: Cruising Toward Proposed Regulations."

August 18, 2015

Stephanie Zorn authors "ACA Cadillac Tax: Cruising Toward Proposed Regulations," published in Primary Opinion. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

May 13, 2014
Jackson Lewis

Stephanie Zorn Joins Jackson Lewis in St. Louis

May 13, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 13, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Stephanie O. Zorn has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as Of Counsel.  Ms. Zorn, who joins the firm after serving as Senior Employee Benefits and Labor Counsel to Energizer... Read More

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April 14, 2016

Overview of Department of Labor’s Final Fiduciary Rule

April 14, 2016

The Department of Labor has issued its much-anticipated final rule (the “Rule”) concerning the expanded definition of who is considered a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended (“ERISA”), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), as well as certain... Read More

January 27, 2016

Supreme Court Rebukes Ninth Circuit’s Disregard of Prudence Precedent for Employee Stock Ownership Plans

January 27, 2016

Providing a specific, stringent pleading standard for claims alleging breach of the duty of prudence against fiduciaries who manage employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), the U.S. Supreme Court again has reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Amgen Inc. v. Harris, No. 15-278 (Jan. 25, 2016), because of its failure to apply the... Read More

August 21, 2015

Final Regulations on Contraceptive Coverage under Affordable Care Act – the Religious Exemption

August 21, 2015

The Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services have released Final Regulations providing much-needed guidance with respect to defining a “closely-held corporation.” The Final Regulations, released on July 14, 2015, also provide guidelines for establishing a religious objection for purposes of qualifying for... Read More

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Are You Down With O.O.P.s?: Opt-Out Payments Under the Affordable Care Act
August 19, 2016

In Notice 2015-87, the IRS addressed the impact of employer opt-out payments — payments made to employees who decline enrollment in an employer’s group health plan — on affordability for ACA purposes. Read More

January 26, 2016

For the second time in Amgen Inc. v. Harris, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit because of its failure to apply the proper pleading standard for claims alleging breach of the duty of prudence against fiduciaries who manage employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). Read More

By Forrest G. Read IV, Stephanie O. Zorn, Ashley B. Abel and W. Robert Gignilliat

Late-Breaking Benefits News for 2016
December 30, 2015

While taxpayers were completing their holiday shopping and preparing to spend time with their families, Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) were busy changing laws governing employee benefit plans and issuing new guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Read More